Please join us for the Change Seminar tomorrow *Tuesday 10/16/2018 *in *JHN

*Who:* Isabel Carrera Zamanillo, UW College of the Environment
*What:* Foodways at the intersection of environmental and cultural
*When: *Tuesday, Oct 16th, 12-1pm
*Where: *Johnson Hall 111
* Abstract: Foodways at the intersection of environmental and cultural
In face of global threats such as climate change, environmental policies
around the world have adopted universalistic positions rooted American
standards in nature conservation. Unfortunately, mainstream environmental
values do not represent the reality of local communities, especially those
located in the global south. As an alternative to giving voice to silenced
communities and as a continuation of my doctoral research, I plan to
implement a new photovoice project that integrates protocols used in
photo mapping. The main goal of this project is to generate a
community-based analysis of traditional foodways of Latinx families in the
Seattle metropolitan area to provide a better understanding of the link
between cultural and ecological values. Furthermore, this approach can be used
to explore issues regarding food security and food sovereignty, as well as
to record the participants’ knowledge regarding their natural and built
environments. This research constitutes an attempt to study
socio-ecological systems from an interdisciplinary perspective and
integrate them into the context of social and environmental justice

Dr. Isabel Carrera Zamanillo has over a decade of non-profit and community
organizing experience. Currently, Isabel works for the College of the
Environment Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of
Washington, promoting a more inclusive and collaborative climate that
expands educational opportunities for all. Formerly, she worked at the
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, creating culturally responsive
material in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
education. Isabel’s academic interests revolve around the study of how
scientific practices transform and are transformed by local and global
sociocultural factors. Her experience working in environmental
justice-related projects in Mexico and the United States has allowed her to
collaborate in sustainable development project inside and outside academia.
Isabel’s main goal is to become a bridge builder between the scientific and
non-scientific communities by promoting an active and collaborative
participation to create solutions for environmental problems.
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